A Berkeley academic that no doubt fancies himself an advocate of diversity, multiculturalism, and moral relativism has proposed altering a variety of policies aimed at making the lives of those that dwell in rural areas uncomfortable. This is apparently punishment for individuals daring to exhibit the audacity to make life decisions on their own without first consulting ruling elites.
A pastor praised news of church members confessing sins to one another. So how does this work: “Just wanted you to know I thought your wife’s backside looked hot in that form-fitting skirt last week.”
In a sermon on money, a pastor asked is your money going to yourself or the poor? Is that the actual poor or those employed in nearly the same position that you have that squandered what they earned and then see what you have taken care of, getting jacked out of shape over the assistance that you are willing to give them as that does not consist of the prime cut of fresh meat that they wanted that you never treat yourself to and for refusing to pander to their demand your name is badmouthed market wide in the corporation that you both work for.
It was remarked in a sermon that the ones God really wants to use are the sexually broken and those “with a past” to accomplish His grand plan in the world. So youth should actually ignore what they have been taught about the standards regarding that area of life. Why bother doing what you are told if the leadership is going to hold that against you or prevent you from advancing beyond the pewfiller ranks?
In an article titled “The New Age Of Social Protest Music” published in the 2/17/20 issue of America Magazine, a pull out quote read, “In modern protest music, musicians often seem to be protesting not particular policies but polarization itself.” What that means is that what is being called for is the elimination of the very rights of free conscience and expression. For it is not those bent on comprehensive revolutionary transformation that will refrain from expressing their presuppositions with the utmost vehemence. Nor will they adopt more conservative positions for the sake of social unity.
How many times in a row does God need to be told that you need Him in a song? Apparently 13 times in one particular worship chorus.
A Bloomburg campaign commercial boasts that as a candidate he has never accepted any special interest money. Probably because traditionally he has been the special interest using his money to buy off other politicians.
Discernible hullabaloo has erupted over President Trump commuting the sentence of Rob Blagojevich. The former Governor of Illinois has served eight of a fourteen year sentence in large part for confirming the suspicion that appointments to prominent positions are often the result of “financial considerations”. In response, it has been insinuated that Trump grants these constitutional beneficences to those that he knows or to those with connections. So how is that much different than the other forty-some presidents to have wielded that power? Despite his legal shortcomings, unlike assorted subversives linked to the Weather Underground and Puerto Rican nationalists pardoned or having had their sentences commuted, at least what Blagojevich did cannot be linked to any terrorist violence.
An individual in an advertisement claims to be a former McDonald’s corporate chef. Isn’t such a position analogous to the chaplain at the Playboy Mansion?
Leftwing propagandist Chris Matthews has resigned from his position at MSNBC. The Drudge Report headline commemorating such reads, “Out of touch”. So by that categorization, there was really nothing wrong or inappropriate about what the notorious married drunkard said beyond the sentiments being unpopular at this time. By the standard articulated, he did nothing comparably worse than wearing bell bottoms at a time when skinny jeans would be the prevailing fashion. This has probably got to be an example of the extent to which relativists will go to maintain that absolute values do not exist while longing to maintain the protections provided by such.
A Bible church pastor said that the sin of Protestantism is failing to see that one does not have to see things the same way for there to be unity and a bond of peace. In the eyes of this minister, the Protestant tendency is to beat up on all other groups. Sort of like him berating Protestants that do not view the situation as he does? So the Roman Catholics at the time of the initial ecclesiastical split were noted for their “live and let live” approach to church affairs? To this day, that organizational edifice denies access to the sacraments unless one is in lockstep as to whom is the only legitimate show in town. If this pastor is so burdened regarding the fruits of schism, why doesn’t he go become a Roman Catholic? Or is what is preventing that the resultant cut in pay or social prestige given such would require him to pursue a less glamorous career in his eyes such as sales or manual labor?
So if Governor Andrew Cuomo can establish a National Guard perimeter around a New York jurisdiction, on what grounds does he get jacked out of shape at President Trump’s attempt at border support and protection?
Regarding these churches wanting to place unity above partisan politics. Are the liberals in the congregation going to keep their mouths shut as well regarding sociopolitical developments outside the church?
If it really is “self isolation” urged to combat the Plague, see what happens to you if you don’t comply.
It is understandable to get companies to be lenient in terms of sick leave during a period of mandatory voluntary self-isolation. However, in regards to coronavirus, why should patients be more exempt from insurance copayments arising from this affliction than any other diseases that they might need to be tested for?
Google is to oversee a website for coronavirus tests that are to be conducted in the parking lots of stores such as Walmart and Target. Nothing can possibly go wrong with allowing Cyberdine (Skynet) to collect this information at the sites also rumored to be potential FEMA command centers or detention facilities. What guarantee the collected samples will be used only for the diagnosis of illness and not to surreptitiously compile a government DNA database? This is also no doubt to serve as a test run for down the road a bit when the time comes to implement the Mark of the Beast.
Maybe if those crossing national borders from now on were subjected to more rigorous medical scrutiny, those residing within their own borders would not need to be subjected to such a draconian crack down. Or is this perhaps the reason why borders have been so lax in contemporary times in order to get us to the pointing of a looming police state? As Padme said in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: " So this is how liberty dies, to thunderous applause?"
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.